This morning I walked in to the butler’s pantry to feed the cats, just like I do every morning; however, today a surprise was waiting for me!
I’ve had these amaryllis for two years. Last Christmas they bloomed at Christmas. I kept the strappy leaves watered and plopped the pot outside for the summer. This fall I hacked off the strappy leaves and brought the pot in. The bulbs pretty much looked like this for a few months:
Then last week a couple of the bulbs sent up stalks!
Then, today I saw the first blooms. And they are simply gorgeous.
Just what I need to cheer me! We have a snow watch for tonight into tomorrow and the weather folks expect us to get 3″-6″ more snow. I can’t be in Bonita Springs, FL, but I can look at beautiful blooming flowers. That will have to be enough for now!